0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Music > Vinyl > Grmln - Empire (Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

Grmln Empire

(Vinyl LP)

$14.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability:
Item: LDG8418
Description

GRMLN Empire on LP + Download Card

Empire is GRMLN’s album for the cruis’n world: upbeat rock ‘n’ roll with the feel of ‘90s pop-punk. The new tracks are much more rock-driven than Explore’s gentle, dreamy tunes. Wanting to capture the sound of a live band, Yoodoo Park - the born in-Japan Southern Californian behind GRMLN - recorded the album with his brother Tae San Park on bass and friend Keith Frerichs on drums. 

Album standout “Hand Pistol” is a catchy mix of polishedup Superchunk and poppier Jimmy Eat World. There’s “Cheer Up” with its ‘50s-style chord progression and climactic, fiery plea of “Don’t break me down!” Empire’s quietest number is the closer “Dear Fear,” an acoustic strummer about the damage time can do. 

The record’s energy and brevity translated to a concise recording process. The nine songs (all but two are under three minutes) were recorded and mixed in a span of five days at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco with Patrick Brown and Sean Paulson (Toro Y Moi’s Anything In Return).

Lyrically, Empire is a look into 20-year-old Yoodoo’s head as he deals with growing up and how that complicates relationships. “I see the world going by without me / it’s just the way that I’m moving back to you,” he sings on “Blue Lagoon.” Yoodoo notes that while writing the album he matured out of a phase of naïveté, consequently becoming disillusioned with love.

The album was mostly written the months preceding and during Yoodoo’s sophomore year at the University of California Santa Cruz. When the fall semester began, Yoodoo would either write in between classes or just ditch the day’s lessons all together in pursuit of a song. Limited pressing of 300 maroon-colored LPs with free digital download card.

GRMLN Empire Track Listing:

1. Teenage Rhythm 
2. Blue Lagoon 
3. Hand Pistol 
4. Coastal Love 
5. Do You Know How It Feels? 
6. Summer Days 
7. 1993 
8. Cheer Up 
9. Dear Fear
Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
1. Teenage Rhythm
2. Blue Lagoon
3. Hand Pistol
4. Coastal Love
5. Do You Know How It Feels?
6. Summer Days
7. 1993
8. Cheer Up
9. Dear Fear

Reviews (0)

You must logged in to ask a question, vote on a question, or answer a question. Click here to login.

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2016. All Rights Reserved.